Chiropractic for Pain Relief

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Pain sufferers spend a lot of time researching different options for pain relief and pain management – with varying results. What works well for one person does not for another, and there are many options available to achieve the goal of pain relief.  Chiropractic treatments for pain relief are one such option that many says … Read more

Letting Others Down: Living with Lupus

Letting Others Down: Living with Lupus

I’m overly conscientious. Some might think this is a good trait, particularly when they happen to be on the receiving end of my hyper-conscientiousness. I will always arrive on time (or early and sit in my car and wait until the appointed time), deliver whatever it is I promised you, return your calls, and you … Read more

How Healing Touch Therapy Works

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Florence Nightingale believed in it. So do Native Americans and shamans in African culture. And the Chinese began using it as long as 5,000 years ago. We’re talking about Healing Touch, or more specifically, the art of energy medicine. At its most basic level, Healing Touch is an integrative medicine approach involving the use of … Read more

Aromatherapy and Its Use in Chronic Pain

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by Blaire Morriss, ANP-BC, RN If you’ve ever smelled lavender and felt calmed, or had the perfume of a freshly peeled orange brighten a moment, you’ve directly experienced the powerful effects of scent. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, has experienced renewed popularity in recent years as a tool on the journey of health and wellness. … Read more

Automatic Thoughts and Pain

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by Dee Emmerson, TCC Writer Kevin hurts all the time since his accident. After learning how thoughts become automatic, he’s noticing that his pain gets worse with certain ways of thinking. Because this surprises and baffles him, he’s trying to pay attention to the relationship between his thoughts and his pain. So far he’s identified several instances … Read more

Letting Others Down: Living with Lupus

I’m overly conscientious. Some might think this is a good trait, particularly when they happen to be on the receiving end of my hyper-conscientiousness. I will always arrive on time (or early and sit in my car and wait until the appointed time), deliver whatever it is I promised you, return your calls, and you … Read more

The Low Back Pain Treatments Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About

If you’ve been feeling like your doctor visits aren’t doing much to help your low back pain, there’s now some research to back you up. The health journal, The Lancet, recently published a series of articles looking at how we treat back pain, and the gist of their findings is that most of us who go to a doctor for an … Read more

Thoughtful, helpful gift ideas for pain sufferers

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The holidays are upon us, and you’ve likely started shopping for your friends and loved ones. Gift ideas for pain sufferers that show compassion, thought and most of all benefit can be a challenge. But we’re here to help with some ideas that primarily have come from our readers and Facebook Fans! For some products, … Read more

Discovering That I Have POTS

“In retrospect, I believe I have had POTS since 2010,” shared Sandra Fischler, a follower of our Facebook page. But like many with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, Fischler didn’t receive an official diagnosis until many years later – 2016. And it was after a long and frustrating road dealing with worsening symptoms and a … Read more